Mon, 06 Feb 2023 Today's Paper

Batti University should be absorbed to national university system: President

5 December 2019 11:15 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Batticaloa University should be absorbed to the national university system and utilised as a national asset without being abandoned, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

President Rajapaksa said this at a meeting held with education and higher education ministers and officials of the education sector at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

According to the President’s Media, the President has said the time has come to allow universities to craft diploma programmes based on latest requirements of the country and that the universities should be encouraged to do this.

“Measures should be taken to uplift the education sector leaving behind false agendas,” he said.

At the meeting, it was discussed to open up universities covering all districts across the country. The President pointed out the necessity to look into the possibility of renovating abandoned buildings located on larger plots of land in order to convert them into universities.

President Rajapaksa reiterated the need to move away from the examination-centric education system and measures to expedite action laid down in his manifesto to improve the education sector.

He highlighted the importance of leaving the decision making to the educationists in the education sector instead of to politicians.

Meanwhile, he said unemployed undergraduates should be trained to be recruited at institutions where there are vacancies.

Commenting on the students who sat for the A/L examination 2018, the President said immediate action should be taken to enrol them to universities. "Action should also be taken to release results of the 2019 A/L exam and to enrol the students who passed the exam at universities immediately. All students who passed the A/L exam should be given the opportunity to enrol at a university," President Rajapaksa said.

He said more colleges of education and hotel schools needed to be opened up focusing on the job market.

Providing the opportunity to the students to complete their higher studies in the country without migrating to other countries and addressing the issue of lack of teachers and drafting a national policy for the education sector were among the other topics discussed at the meeting.

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana, State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and ministry secretaries were present at the meeting. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 


Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 6

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • Marc Edi Friday, 06 December 2019 11:04 AM

    Looks like everything going in right direction

    karu Friday, 06 December 2019 01:57 PM

    My. Attorny Mr. Ali Sabri advised me on that

    Shane Friday, 06 December 2019 01:12 PM

    Good straight forward decision which was overwhelmingly lacking in the previous government.

    Samson Friday, 06 December 2019 01:12 PM

    We will end up like in India where majority of graduates have no employment. We experience the problem even today.

    Dr Rifai. Friday, 06 December 2019 01:14 PM

    it looks that a new era started in SL

    Richard G Friday, 06 December 2019 11:26 PM

    another election promise fulfilled


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Pain and punishment

Should we spare the rod and spoil the child? Does it really happen? Children

Health System in the emergency room

Sandya Kumari from Kotahena has been experiencing chest pains since 2015 and

Canada’s targeted sanctioning of Gota and Mahinda

History was made last week when two former executive presidents of Sri Lanka

SC judgement on Easter attack: Court rules negligence stood in the way of avoiding most heinous crime

“On the ill-fated day of 21st of April 2019, this island home was awoken ru